May 7, 2013
Trent's email 5/1/13
It´s been a great day. I´m burnt. We went and played basketball (We had six missionaries and a member playing basketball, and then soccer, and it was great fun, even though I´m terrible at soccer and my Peruvian companion walked all over us), I did laundry, we went shopping. Later, we have some great lessons that I´m excited for. We met some REALLY pro-bible (and therefore anti-Book of Mormon) people this week, but they´re intrigued by the BoM, so I´m excited to go back there and see what we can do. The Spirit is essential.
I´ve learned a whole lot about Jesus Christ and faith and I´m excited to practice everything that I´ve learned. Life gets more and more intriguing as I learn more about the gospel. More fulfilling.
I´m trying to help my companion learn english. It´s going well. He understands almost everything. We also went to go teach english in a high school, that was very fun. Everyone payed attention really well, I guess it was like, the special guest factor.
Melanie got married. Wow. How excellent! Good for her. I can´t wait to see Mandi´s wedding invitation. I sure hope Rachel writes me soon.
Go Saya! There are lots of sisters in our mission who are training and they´re brand new, too. Three months in, and they´re training. District leader? They have female district leaders? Can they do baptismal interviews? Go Japan. I hope to visit there one day.
Good for Danielle! I didn´t know she was going to Montana. That´s one of the facebook missions, so you´ll see lots of her there.
It was strange teaching english in the high school. Made my head really spin, remembering Pine View. We have a weird system where the last three weeks of school aren´t worthwhile. That should change... it´s really just a waste of tax money.
I´ve been thinking a little bit about all the problems here, and I wish I could help with the economy. There are so few jobs, so many people that WANT to work, but can´t. And then, rich politicians that do nothing. I just don´t get it.
WWOOWW. A family of Rockers? Kids playing van halen and stuff? That´s cool. I can´t wait for different cultural experiences. It´ll be great to be outside of Utah! Haha.
I haven´t seen members with the Book of Mormon in their hands, but there are lots of people that ask us for more copies. "I´m going to give two copies to people, so bring them here!" I feel like everyone´s really excited to share the gospel. Maybe the carrying it around doesn´t work, but the giving it away sure has increased. I think I´m going to carry it around with me all the time when I get home, even at BYU, if nothing else just to help people remember the importance of reading it. Maybe.
Aah, career. That´s just a headache waiting to happen. I was so certain before my mission, but I had such a limited view of the world at that time. There are so many things that I could do. Prayer will be very important. Very, very important. Courtney´s mom said I should stop worrying about it and pray about it when I get home, but I have to sign up for classes on the 24th of October (yeah, i checked), so I want to know before that day.
Anyway, I love you all. I know this work is very important, and that Jesus Christ is our Savior. LEARN ALL YOU CAN ABOUT HIM, EVERY DAY.
And say sincere prayers.